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Pioneering Geriatric Care in Prisons: Dr. Susan Loeb Discusses ‘Just Care’ for Older Inmates

Dr. Susan Loeb from Pennsylvania State University’s Ross & Carol Nese College of Nursing will be the featured speaker at the University of Rhode Island College of Nursing’s Spring Distinguished Lecture series. The lecture, titled “Enhancing Care of Older Adults in Prison: Research and Development of Just Care,” will take place on Wednesday, May 1 at 5 p.m., in-person at the Rhode Island Nursing Education Center in Providence.

Prior to the lecture, attendees can meet with Dr. Loeb at a reception in the third-floor River Lounge at 4 p.m. Dr. Loeb is an expert in end-of-life care and the health of prison inmates, with extensive experience teaching nursing courses at both the undergraduate and graduate levels at various institutions. Since 2004, she has been a tenured professor at Pennsylvania State University, where she also serves as the director of the college’s Ph.D. program.

Her research focuses on the health needs of older prison inmates with chronic health conditions, particularly as they approach the end of their lives. Dr. Loeb addresses the unique challenges that older inmates face in correctional facilities, such as the restrictive environment and dormitory living arrangements. She has received funding from the National Institutes of Health for multiple studies aimed at improving geriatric care in prisons.

The URI College of Nursing regularly hosts its Distinguished Lecture Series each semester, featuring prominent figures in the field of nursing. Previous speakers have included Dr

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